Vessel Safety Check  (VSC)


The VSC Program helps to achieve voluntary compliance with federal and state recreational boating safety laws, particularly with regard to the carriage of safety equipment while raising boater awareness about safety and environmental issues through voluntary contact by a Vessel Examiner (VE). VE discussions with recreational boaters is designed to motivate maintaining and operating their boats in a safe manner, taking boating safety courses to increase their knowledge and skills in boating, and promoting safe boating. 

 Have you had your boat inspected to know that it meets the Coast Guard  safety equipment requirements.  If not,  members of  the  Peace River Sail and Power Squadron in a joint program with the Coast Guard Auxiliary will come to your boat and check it for you free of charge,  If your boat meets the requirements you will be given a decal showing a satisfactory inspection. 

For a free vessel safety check in the Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte area, call one of the following certified examiners or email to




            Galen Price          -941- 575-6071

            David Nielson      - 732-616-9016

            Daniel Hartwig    - 941-575-1122

            Diane Hartwig     - 941-575-1122

            Dennis Barkow     - 262-664-5400

            Urbain LeClerc    - 941-916-2958      

            Betty Campanella - 941-833-3399 

            George Bingley     - 815-937-4456        

            Richard Daybell     - 714-801-7319

           Joseph Nicoletti    - 941-416-5506

           Charles Wolley       - 713-517-0754

           Greg Robbins        - 425-833-8066

           Greg Wise             -937-510-4018


For VSC inspectors in your area click here

and enter your zip code

 If your boat does not pass the inspection you will be informed what to do and can be given the decal when the discrepancy is corrected.  For detailed information about this very worth while safety program and what items are  included in the inspection, see the Vessel Safety Check web site. It is highly recommended that you use the check list to pre- inspect your boat for compliance. 

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